Teacher dating student law

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Hi there Thanks for your message, and although this is a complicated area, it is a really good question to ask.

Having gone through this as a college freshman with a male professor who was sexually involved with several of the women in class, it was the men who felt most resentful, because there was nothing they could do to get the type of attention from the professor that the women got (not to mention that some of the women he slept with were their girlfriends! Overall, it creates a lot of messy situations which may be viewed differently by one party than by another, and should be avoided.

In addition to those legal aspects, most schools have their own policies on dating between students and teachers. First, they need to protect students from predatory teachers (the type who will threaten to fail a student unless s/he sleeps with the teacher).

Secondly, they need to maintain an environment which is comfortable for all students.

There are a number of laws which might apply, and none of them are federal, so the details will vary depending on where you live.

First of all, if the student is underage, it is considered statutory rape for an adult to be sexually involved with a student.

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